What We are Doing in the Community
ELLO is a community research campaign championed by Dr. Allison Wilson, Early Childhood Education, and Dr. Shanna Davis, School Psychology, to bring awareness to the community of the importance of developing a child's vocabulary form a young age. ELLO promotes learning by placing flyers and billboards with games for parents and guardians to play with their children to encourage meaningful and educational conversations.
In a webinar, Kathy Baldwin (EWU), Anne Egger (Central Washington University) and Lisa Gilbert (Williams College) inform listeners about InTeGrate, instructional materials aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In addition to exploring the connections between InTeGrate and NGSS, the presenters provide examples of integrating materials in middle and high school classrooms.
Shelly Shaffer, Assistant Professor of Literacy, has a new edited book, "Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom." This edited book examines how English Language Arts instructors can help students to talk about and work through trauma and issues around gun violence and school shootings. This work provides insight of how to integrate awareness of gun violence in curriculum based upon the collective work of professionals in education, mental health, and young adult literature.
A Day in the Life of an Education Major
Teachers play extraordinary roles in the lives of their students. Teachers interact and connect with children in all stages of development and from all different backgrounds and ways of life. Over the course of their careers, teachers have the opportunity to affect the lives and futures of countless children, beginning with their student teaching experience. The students our candidates reach will go on to do amazing things; knowing the influence on their success is a deeply rewarding experience.
Tour the One Room Schoolhouse
The One Room School House, formally known as the Jore School, was found in the woods near Newport, Washington and restored with care and attention to historical accuracy. The School House represents EWU's beginnings in 1890 as the first institution in Washington for teacher instruction.
Since opening to the campus and public in 2004, over 5000 visitors have crossed through the doors and at the start of each school year a bell ringing ceremony is held. Tours and field trips are offered by the Education Department upon request